Serious and responsible, he tries to carry the world on his shoulders and rarely lets others know that he needs help and support. Deke Slayton denies or ignores his own emotional needs and feels that others will not accept him if he appears "weak". He is especially uncomfortable with emotional dependency, and tells himself and others (even children) not to be a "baby". Deke Slayton needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with his "childish" emotional needs and wants. To others, he may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Actually, no one is a truer friend. His feelings and loyalties run deep, but he often does not let people know how much he cares. Deke Slayton also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy himself, and play.
His own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to Deke, and it is often difficult for him to share what he is feeling with others.
Deke Slayton frequently withdraws from the world and needs a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of his own world.
Slayton identifies with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and he wants to help them or care for them in some way.
Deke has conflicting emotional desires and needs which complicate his personal life and relationships. He may feel that he cannot depend on his love partner to take care of him or perhaps Slayton cannot decide what he really wants in love relationships: a parent or a lover. If his needs for emotional sustenance and love are not satisfied, overeating (especially sweets) can become a problem.
His emotional attitudes and instincts tend to be quite liberal. Deke Slayton does not want to be caged or dictated to, and he feels everyone is entitled to do as they please in their personal and emotional affairs. Slayton tends to surround himself with people who are unusual, creative, open-minded, unpredictable, restless and changeable, and his relationships - with women in particular - may be somewhat unstable as a result. However, Deke Slayton enjoys an element of surprise and unpredictability.
Highly sensitive and rather easily taken in, Deke Slayton needs to beware of deceiving himself and allowing others to take advantage of his impressionability or gentleness. Daydreaming, fantasizing or other forms of imaginative, escapist behavior (such as watching television excessively or living his life through romance novels) could be something of an addiction for Slayton. Deke Slayton tends to confuse images with reality and needs to learn to be more circumspect and discriminating. Disenchantment with women and close relationships could ensue as a result.
He is hot-tempered and tends to get annoyed and angered easily. Very competitive, Deke Slayton is always willing to take on any challenge. Tact and diplomacy are not of his strong points and Deke must learn to master his irritability and quarrelsomeness.
His love feelings and desires are easily aroused but he may find it difficult to sustain his romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Deke Slayton enjoys a dynamic partner with a strong independent streak, and he does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Deke wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if it means instigating a fight.
For Deke Slayton, caring and affection must be expressed tangibly, and he loves giving and receiving gifts. Deke greatly values luxury, comfort, and elegance and appreciates beautiful things. He can be self-indulgent and extravagant. Being overly possessive of people he loves and of his belongings is something Deke Slayton needs to beware of.
Deke Slayton appreciates beautiful surroundings and congenial company, and though he enjoys helping people, Deke Slayton will rarely put himself out too much in the process. He is good-humored and generous at heart but inclined to be lazy.
Sensitive and compassionate, Slayton tends to be the "giver" in any relationship. Deke has high ideals and a refined attitude towards love relationships, seeking to relate in ways that go beyond egotistical and selfish needs. Deke is attracted to people with artistic or mystical inclinations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in 12th house
Moon Square Venus
Moon Sextile Uranus
Moon Quincunx Neptune
Moon Conjunct Mars/Asc.
Venus in Aries
Venus in 2nd house
Venus Trine Jupiter
Venus Trine Neptune